Copy Cat Panda Express Chow Mein Noodles

Everyone in my family (minus my husband) loves Panda express.  But, it is expensive to feed the family there.  Charlie loves the chow mien noodles, as do I .  Michaela is more of a fried rice girl.  I decided I wanted to try to make the chow mien noodle at home as a side to some Orange chicken I made.  These noodles turned out great!  Everybody loved them.

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious



Yields 4 servings

~ 1/4 cup soy sauce

~ 3 cloves of garlic, minced

~ 1 TBL brown sugar

~ 1.5 tsp ground ginger (can use 2 tsp fresh ginger)   *be careful, ginger is very potent

~ 1/4 tsp white pepper

~ 2 (6 oz) packages yellow chow mien noodles, cooked as the package instructs you to do.  If you can find the refrigerated yaki-soba noodles, use those, but I couldn’t find those at any of the grocery stores by me.

~ 2 TBL olive oil

~ 1 onion, sliced

~ 3 celery stalks, sliced diagonally

~ 2 cups shredded cabbage



  1. Cook noodles according to the package, drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger and pepper, set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add onion and celery and cook about 4 minutes, until tender but they still have some crunch to them.
  5. Add cabbage, and cook until slightly tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add noodles and sauce and combine well with the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Serve right away.


1 serving

Calories 273

Fat 10.4g

Carbs 42g

Protein 7g

Hope you enjoy!

Stay Sweet,



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